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Denmark's multi-talented Margrethe II, who illustrated The Lord of the Rings in the 1970s, is now the sole remaining queen regnant in the whole world.

This is interesting, because I also have the impression there are far fewer female democratically elected leaders in the last 2-3 years as well. I hope I’m wrong.

How interesting! Her namesake, Queen Margrethe I, was also an incredible woman - she united Scandinavia for the first time as the Kalmar Union and ended centuries of bloodshed in the 1300s.

Unfortunately it fell apart after a century, when the men had been put back in charge, of course.